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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Masachapa in Nicaragua

Earthquake location 11.7274S, -87.0434WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.3 km (26 miles). Global time and date of event 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 18:05:53 / March 9, 2018 @ 6:05 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:05:53 / 12:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -87.0434 West, latitude 11.7274 North, depth = 41.3 km. Id of earthquake: us1000d2ev. Event ids that are associated: us1000d2ev.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jinotepe, El Realejo, Dolores (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 58 km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.0434° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.7274° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-09 18:05:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-09 18:53:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 284 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.838 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000d2ev Id of event.
Event Code 1000d2ev An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d2ev, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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